Summer is the high season for garden parties and other festivities, where the order of the day is loud music, pumping bass rhythms and preferably a few light effects on top. Now Sharp is also joining the party scene with two customised party speakers.
SumoBox is a powerful portable speaker with Devialet technology that is supposed to hit you with the same force as a sumo wrestler…! While XParty Street Beat is a smaller portable speaker with LED and DJ effects.
Sharp SumoBox – with bass assistance from Devialet
The SumoBox (CP-LS100) stereo speaker system is the larger of the two new products from Sharp. It can reportedly deliver up to 105 dB of pure sound via two 8-inch woofers and two 2-inch tweeters. A closed wooden cabinet promises balanced acoustics, while the angled design should ensure optimal sound dispersion.
Interestingly, Sharp has partnered with French manufacturer Devialet (known for high-end amplifiers and speakers in the Phantom series). SumoBox uses Devialet’s SAM® (Speaker Active Matching) technology. This should enable the SumoBox to produce rich, detailed and powerful bass. Sharp claims it will provide a sound that is exactly as it was meant to be experienced.
The SumoBox seems to have great connectivity options: 3 input channels, TRS/XLR combo (2x) with reverb, bass and treble adjustment, and Aux/Bluetooth – all with separate level control. It’s easy to connect a keyboard, guitar or microphone and adjust the level.
The SumoBox can also connect wirelessly with another SumoBox in Duo Mode and deliver music in stereo via Bluetooth. Alternatively, you can use the wired speaker link to daisy chain multiple SumoBoxes together. The speaker has a top-hat mount on the bottom so it can be mounted on a stand for even better sound coverage.
Sharp XParty Street Beat: Take the party everywhere
The XParty Street Beat should be the right choice for the music enthusiast who’s always on the go. It’s portable and has inbuilt wheels and a carrying handle. It also has a phone/tablet holder on top for easy access to playlists and charging via the USB port. The speaker’s multi-coloured LED disco lights and strobe light follow the music and promise an immersive party experience.
XParty Street Beat is also splashproof (IPX4), making it suitable for outdoor use in Danish summer weather or by the pool (just don’t put it in the water!). With up to 12 hours of playtime from the built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the party can go on all night long